At/ in/ with every step

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Dear life, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Dear life

    Dear life Senior Member

    India
    India- Bengali
    Could anyone please tell me if there's any difference between them?
    At/ in/ with every step, we get to learn something in life.
     
  2. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    I would use "with".
     
  3. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    What is the context?

    Without context, they appear equally wrong.
     
  4. lingobingo

    lingobingo Senior Member

    London
    English - England
    "At every stage" would work, but "step" implies something more specific and needs to be explained.
     
  5. Dear life

    Dear life Senior Member

    India
    India- Bengali
    Thanks to all of you...:)
    I have no particular context in mind as such.
    All I can provide is some sentences-
    1) I have learned a lot at/ in every step of my life (You may suppose it to be a saying of an old person)
    2) With/ at/ in every step we got closer. (First we were only strangers, then we started meeting, we became friends & were getting closer, then we finally fell in love. A context like this may be taken...)

    Hope, you understand my situation
     
  6. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    Steps are more well-defined and understood. "Stage" that lingobingo uses is commonly used but tend to express longer time periods and be collocated in line with the context, e.g.

    1) I have learned a lot at/ in every step stage of my life. -> Life is not seen in steps but in stages
    2) With/ at in every step each date we got became closer. -> A relationship is not seen in steps in e way you describe. Get tends to indicate physical closeness - became tends to indicate an emotional closeness.
     
  7. Dear life

    Dear life Senior Member

    India
    India- Bengali
    Thanks a lot PQ :)
     

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